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Gjuzide is 51 years old and living in a vulnerable community in the southern part of Kosovo. She is married and has one child. She is a housewife and her husband works in construction with a very low salary.

They live in an old house which has not been renovated in a long time. They tried to save money for renovations but always come up short as something else seems to take priority and requires them to spend the money. Gjuzide is requesting a loan in order to renovate the house including the doors and windows.

The loan will help them to have better conditions which are very important for the health of the child, especially to insulate the house against the cold in the upcoming winter months. Gjuzide hopes to offer a better life for her child. Gjyzide and her family want to thank all Kiva lenders!

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan will support the economic aspirations of minority people in Kosovo. Roma people and ethnic Serbians have historically faced a tremendous amount of hardship in Kosovo, and are still socioeconomically and politically vulnerable. During the 1998-1999 war, the fighting displaced 250,000 people. Among those displaced were an estimated 80-90% of the region’s Roma population. Today, Roma and ethnic Serbians living in Kosovo still face discrimination and are excluded from many aspects of society, including fair political representation and high rates of unemployment. By supporting this loan you are helping provide opportunity to marginalized populations.

About KosInvest

KosInvest is a micro-enterprise development organization that provides loans to help people in rural Kosovo generate more income and improve their living conditions. It offers a wide range of loan products, from loans tailored to micro and small enterprises to loans designed to help women-headed households.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,828,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Gjuzide to renovate the house's doors and windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014